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The Statement (2003)

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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(screenplay), (novel)

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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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At the end of World War II, many of those involved in war crimes were prosecuted. Some got away. Until now.

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 February 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Confissão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,220 (USA) (12 December 2003)

Gross:

$763,044 (USA) (26 March 2004)
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As of 2016, this is Norman Jewison's last film. See more »

Goofs

When Brossard searches the killer's wallet, we can see 500 francs banknotes with the head of Pierre and Marie Curie. This kind of banknote was released in 1994 and the action takes place in April 1992. See more »

Connections

Features Only You (1994) See more »

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Frederica
Written by Jaqueline Robin
Published by Lido-Melodies (SOCAN)
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Kudos to Jewison for an important, intelligent film. Someone I know who hadn't been to the cinema in decades saw The Statement last week and has had his faith in film restored by this movie.
30 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Kudos to Jewison for an important, intelligent film. Someone I know who hadn't been to the cinema in decades saw The Statement last week and has had his faith in film restored by this movie.

I can't understand why newspaper critics focussed on the fact that French accents weren't used. I find that some directors, not this one, try to add in accents where they are not at all necessary. After all, the "real" characters merely spoke their language, and didn't have "foreign accents". As an English and French speaker, I find the use of accents in other films (that is, where the real character would not have spoken with a "foreign" accent, but in his or her own language) to be provincial at best and distracting at worst. The director is from Canada - as an intelligent person which we can assume he is based on his brilliant career, he would understand the importance of not adding in accents where they would not naturally have occurred.


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